Daily Devotional for Friday November 14, 2014
Why has God Forsaken Us
(1 Corinthians 15:57)
This is a very different Devotional today. These are challenging times in our nation, the world we live in, for so many families. We pray daily for so many struggling as they deal with daily life. It is in these times we can often start wondering where is God? Why has He forsaken us?
The fact is God has not forsaken us, we have forsaken Him! The nations of the world, including the United States, live in all-out rebellion to God and His Truth. We bow down and worship every false god and idol man has created in his rebellious mind. Why is anyone surprised at the all out turmoil this world is in, and the enemies of God are on the rise!
My friend, there is only one hope for the United States, for you and your family, for every person alive . . . JESUS!!! He, and He alone is our only hope and answer for the problems in our nation, world, and each individual life. Now more than ever we need to turn to Him like never before. He promised to never leave us nor forsake us. Jesus doesn't lie. Now is the time we must reach out to Him like never before!!!
After 22+ year of ministry, over 15 years online and 11 on TV, I am literally spending precious hours daily simply raising what we need to operate from week to week.After a drop of nearly 65% in donations over the past 5 years due to the economic downturn, Liveprayer is doing all we can to simply continue with our basic daily operations, having cut everything possible to keep operating. We understand the struggles so many are facing, since the bulk of the 40,000 emails we respond to each day are from people simply trying make it from one day to the next.
Liveprayer has cut back all we can to continue our daily operations, feeding over 2.5 million souls worldwide each day, sending personal responses to over 40,000 emails every day for prayer and counsel, and bringing God's Truth to those in the marketplace online and through the TV program each day. I have personally not taken a salary for over 5 years now, taking only what I need to live each month.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN PART OF LIVEPRAYER, YOU KNOW MY HEART. THIS WAS NEVER OR EVER WILL BE ABOUT MONEY, BUT BOLDLY AND WITHOUT COMPROMISE BRINGING GOD'S TRUTH TO THE HURTING MASSES OUTSIDE THE FOUR WALLS OF THE CHURCH AND LEADING LOST SOULS TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST!!!
The fact is, we are on the verge of seeing 15+ years of ministry online being fulfilled as we have boldly stepped up to lead this nation back to God and His Truth and change the spiritual course of our country while leading lost souls to faith in Jesus Christ! NOW IS THE TIME AND THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!!! I NEED YOUR HELP MORE THAN EVER TODAY!!!
As we are now 2 weeks into November, we still require the final $10,000 to cover our October shortfall, plus the $40,000 for our basic monthly internet operations and $25,000 for the Liveprayer TV program in November (additionally we lose about 5 days this month due to the Thanksgiving holidays). That is just over $1,300 a day to feed over 2 1/2 million people worldwide and through the website 24/7/365, and another $1200 a day for the TV program. *As a note, the first $10,000 of our November internet operations are now past due!
It is CRITICAL that we cover the $10,000 balance of our October shortfall and the first $10,000 of Novembers operations IMMEDIATELY! I am asking for a couple of our friends God has blessed to pray about allowing Him to use you today to help me insure the $20,000 we require right away is covered!!!
There is no greater investment you will make than in a true work of God leading lost souls from all over the world to faith in Christ each day, while being one of the few uncompromised voices for God's Truth in the marketplace challenging the lies of satan!!! If God has blessed you with the resources, please contact me today at: firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you can step up as so many friends have done over these many years to make your eternal mark in lives you will never know about until you reach Glory!
--->With less than 7 weeks left in the year, please pray about a special one-time year-end gift of $1,000 or more to help me insure Liveprayer continues to be a beacon of light to so many each day! Many will be getting a year-end bonus. Some of you have recently sold a home, some property, a business, stocks, or something else. Please pray about sending a portion of those funds to help God's work here at Liveprayer!!!
I am asking you to stand with me today, help me today. The hour is at hand. It is our time to lead this nation back to the God of the Bible and lost souls to everlasting faith in Jesus Christ!!! Everyone can pray, and even if you can't give a major gift, you can sacrifce what the Lord is calling you to give, even if that is only $5 or $10. Give according to your ability to give is what the Bible teaches. God is not impressed by the amount you give, only with your obedience as He guides you.
I need to hear from as many of those in the Liveprayer family as possible today! Please don't expect someone else to do what God is calling YOU to do to help me today! It is YOUR obedience God blesses!!!
TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: email@example.com,or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
I love you and care about you so much. Do you want to do something great for God with your life??? STAND WITH ME!!! I CAN'T DO THIS ALONE!!! I am asking you today to simply pray about what God may be calling you to do to help me with this effort. I am also asking you to please forward this to every person you know, personally reach out to those who God has blessed with financial resources and encourage them to support this new work, and share this email with your pastor and ask him to pray about having your church make a special missions gift towards this effort.
When this brief journey through life is over, what do we have to show for it? The only lasting legacy we have are those things we did for the Lord. I have taken my stand and will proclaim His truth with my dying breath. Today, I am asking you to pray about joining me and let's turn this nation back to God and His Truth!!!
Know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Thank you for your love, prayers, and support as we take our stand in these last days. The time is very short, Jesus is coming at any moment, OUR TIME IS NOW AS WE SEE SOULS WON FOR CHRIST AND CHANGE THE SPIRITUAL DIRECTION OF THIS NATION!!! I DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP!!! WILL YOU MAKE THE MOST GENEROUS SACRIFCE YOU CAN TODAY???
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,